We've had yet another school shooting. There has been much talk in the media about the need for armed guards at every campus as a way to address the current rash of school shootings. Taft Union High School in Taft, Calif., has an armed guard on campus to support school officials. On Thursday, the armed guard was snowed in at home and not on the campus.
On Thursday morning a student appeared on the campus with a shotgun and fired several shots at a teacher and a classmate.
I am truly concerned. How do we stop people from going into public spaces and shooting innocent people?
How do we protect students on our campuses?
How do we return to a sense of relative safety in public spaces like movie theaters I recently went to see the movie Django. As I sat in the theater I found myself making a mental note of all exits and noticing anyone who seemed to linger in the aisles for no apparent reason. Am I the only person who is on high alert?
I would love to read your thoughts on the solution.
Sign up to receive This Woman’s Words in your email inbox.